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Old 03-20-2005, 05:31 PM
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Massive increase in disk used on startup volume?

Thanks for your guidance. I've registered now and have partitioned my backup drive as you advised. I've also successfully made a backup of my boot volume and have tested it - it works fine.

However, I left it backing up my second hard drive last night. This didn't complete; it simply said it had encountered an error. Although Super Duper didn't mention it, the problem is probably that my startup volume has gone from having about 20GB of free space (out of 60GB) to having only 300MB spare overnight. I think there's a good chance this is connected with the backup process because, apart from iTunes, that was then only application I was using.


I've used the Finder's Find function to try and locate either recently created large files (> 3GB) or many small files (anything created within the last day) but have found nothing that explains the difference.

I could use my backup to revert my startup volume, but before I do that, I wanted to try and find the source of the problem. Have you have seen anything like this before that could be down to Super Duper?

Ideally, I would also like to compare the backup and start up volumes and get a list of files that appear on one but not the other. Do you know of any tool that will do this?
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